Cultural Collaboration at Lake Cargelligo

Upgrading Lake Cargelligo's Embankments: A Blend of Tradition and Technology

Project team standing by Lake Cargelligo, marking the start of the embankment upgrade project.
ESG Alignment

Commencing the Lake Cargelligo embankment upgrade with a cultural ceremony, respecting the land’s history and engaging with the local Aboriginal community.

SDGs: 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), 10 (Reduced Inequalities)

Traditional Welcome for a Modern Project

Diona will deliver the Lake Cargelligo embankment upgrade for WaterNSW. The embankments which are 100 years old have deteriorated over time making them more vulnerable to failure. The upgrade will ensure compliance with modern engineering standards and stabilise and strengthen the embankments so that they continue to function effectively for the long-term.

A Cultural Commencement

On Friday, 13 May, Diona’s David Crowhurst and Chris Dimond joined WaterNSW, Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council and local community members to launch the project. A traditional welcome dance was performed by the Lake Cargelligo Aboriginal Dance Group to mark the start of the project and highlight the cultural significance and history of the land on which the project will take place.

Commitment to Community and Safety

John O’Connor, Executive General Manager for Diona said that he is pleased to partner with WaterNSW on this project as part of the Asset Renewals and Replacement Program.

“It’s great to have the opportunity to work on a critical water storage facility such as this and know that this upgrade will both improve dam safety, and secure future water supply for the region. We are looking forward to commencing construction in the coming weeks and working with WaterNSW and the engineering design partners to ensure a safe and successful outcome.”

Diona’s engagement in the Lake Cargelligo project underscores our commitment to ESG principles. Our collaborative approach with local communities and stakeholders supports our dedication to sustainability, respect for indigenous traditions, and contribution to securing a resilient and prosperous future for all.